Neighborhood barbershop celebrates 75 years of service

August 28, 2016

BY PEGGY DEE — City officials and residents gathered on Thursday, Aug. 25, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Queens Chapel Barber Shop, located at 3108 Hamilton Street. Customers from all walks of life who frequented the shop were in attendance for the celebration. Celebrated persons in [read more]

Last-minute school shopping expected during Tax-Free Week

August 12, 2016

BY PRECIOUS DORCH-ROBINSON — Soon retail stores will be jam-packed and wall-to-wall with customers lined up for Tax-Free Week. It starts Sunday, Aug. 14-Saturday, Aug. 20 and stores are gearing up for customers’ arrival. Tax-Free Week includes apparel and footwear that is $100 or less. [read more]

Vigilante culture — more than just coffee

August 11, 2016

BY MARK GOODSON — Free coffee and espresso drinks were some of the many attractions at Vigilante Coffee Company’s two year anniversary in Hyattsville. Founder Chris Vigilante and crew wanted to express their appreciation to the city. “Hyattsville taught us about community,” said [read more]

Young restaurateur brings West Coast-style fare to Hyattsville

August 8, 2016

By MARIA D. JAMES — Take the design of your typical Mexican burrito and add the ingredients of a sushi roll, and you’ll understand the concept behind Hyattsville’s newest restaurant to come to University Town Center. Sushiredo & Teriyaki, located at 6450 America Blvd, Suite 103, is [read more]

Bike to Work Day highlights local businesses

June 22, 2016

BY SCARLETT SALEM— The morning sun shone bright as area organizations and businesses partnered for the annual DC Bike to Work Day (BTWD) in recognition of National Bike Month, which is celebrated each May. The National Bike to Work Week was held from May 16 to 20 and was sponsored by The League [read more]

Local artists open studios to art lovers

June 18, 2016

By Lindsay Myers — On Saturday, May 14, the Gateway Community Development Corporation (CDC) launched the 12th annual Gateway Open Studios Tour. Over 120 artists opened their studios to the public for the DC region’s largest behind-the-scenes tour of creative spaces. A large after party [read more]

Black & Red Block Party shows partnership, community

June 18, 2016

BY SCARLETT SALEM — A few hundred people showed up—despite the threat of rain and eventual downpour—for the Vigilante Coffee Black & Red Block Party held all day on Saturday, May 14. The block party featured the limited edition Black & Red Cold Brew coffee created by Vigilante [read more]

Unleashed by Petco celebrates grand opening

May 22, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES  — Saturday’s rainy weather did little to dampen the mood during the ribbon-cutting celebration inside the new Unleashed by Petco. Visitors to the new store, located at 3704 East-West Highway, were greeted by balloon decorations and employees. Unleashed by Petco is one of [read more]

H&M coming to the Mall at Prince Georges

May 9, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES — Big changes are underway for at the Mall at Prince Georges. The mall will soon welcome an array of new tenants, including clothing retailer H&M. Shoppers who walk through the mall and pass by Payless ShoeSource will come across a large tan wall—the location of the [read more]
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